Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Corporate Signs at Trailheads

Kyle Vangor installed some new corporate signs at Gillentown & Black Bear Trailheads. We have more signs to install at Gillentown Trailhead but have to install sign post & board first. Members, please support our corporate sponsors whenever possible as they help support the ssrt.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Corporate Sponsor Sign at Trailhead

Trilby Mayes & Jim Vangor installed the latest corporate sign at Gillentown Trailhead -- "Williamsport Honda"  Good luck and we hope it promotes your sales and service.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Members Ride Update & Photos

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails members met on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Rees Restaurant for breakfast. A great meal had by all. Then, it was off to Gillentown Trailhead to unload atvs, utvs and get started on a ride on the SSRT and over to the Bloody Skillet.

We were accompanied by CEO of Best Line, Mike Getz. Mike brought along a new Polaris Ace to ride and also provide it to anyone wanting to test drive.

Eric Brooks usually schedules this ride yearly and again a great turnout and a great time had by all. Thank you Mike for attending the ride as we all enjoyed your company and for letting us do the test ride too.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New Sign at Trailheads

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the latest corporate sponsor to add a sign to Gillentown & Black Bear Trailheads.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Renovo ATV Cruise Photos 2014

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, The BMC Relay for Life hosted the Cruise for Cure at Heritage Park in Renovo. This group raises funds for the American Cancer Society and this year the event was at full capacity. We all know someone family, friends that we have lost or is battling cancer or is a survivor. This event is in support of all those people. A big thank you to all those people that work so hard to put this event on each year.
A big thank you to Henry Sorgen & the team from CMATVA that put in the countless hours planning the route for the ride. Some really good scenic spots were chosen for breaks. DCNR has also been very cooperative in supporting the event and participated in helping out along the route.
Mid way point the Boy Scouts were serving up hot dogs for a really good snack. Then, at the end of the ride, a wonderful meal of bbq chicken was served. Excellent job done by so many people.
Snow Shoe Rails to Trails was one of the many supporters for the event. A number of vendor supporters also had atvs, utvs on display.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Potato City/Marienville Ride Update

A week of atving.
A group of SSRTA members went to Potato City in Coudersport for a few days and stayed at the Mill Stream Inn. A great place to stay if you go anywhere near Coudersport. They ate breakfast at Fezzs Restaurant and had great meals for a reasonable price. The group stopped off for a few days at the Forest Lodge Motel outside Marienville. A great place to stay that has direct access to the Marienville Trail (when it is open). Kelly's Motel is a great place to eat breakfast and Betinna's is a great place to eat fish on Friday night. The group rode the Timberline Trail, and then rode to Russell City Store for a snack. By Saturday, the group returned to ride the SSRT in Snow Shoe. A great week of riding with a great bunch of friends and a chance to meet some new atvist friends as well. What a great week of atving!!!!!

The members also got a chance to discuss the conditions of the Timberline & Marienville Trails with the Recreation Director - Joe Langianese and his maintenance supervisor. We appreciated the informational discussion. Great bunch of guys.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bloody Skillet Work Detail Photos

On May 12,13, 14, the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails & Central Mountain ATVA provided volunteers to work with DCNR in preparing the trail for Opening of atv riding on Friday, May 23,2014.

Each morning the volunteers would meet Bob Fitterling of DCNR at the northern trailhead on DeHaas Road and discuss work needing done. Then, the workers would divide up into various group to tackle those specific task. Each group would report back to the trailhead at noon to have lunch provided by Snow Shoe Rails to Trails.
Hoagies & snacks were purchased from two of our corporate sponsors, Newman's Sandwich Shop & Jack's Snack Shack.

Work consisted of cutting back tree limbs overhanging the trail, remove fallen trees or trees that were considered safety concerns, install, replace missing or vandalized signs, collect trash.
Approximately 11/2 pickup loads of trash was collected in the three day work detail.

We got a chance to meet John Long, Dave Felix & Todd Condon all workers of DCNR. Time shared was great talking about atv riding, problems, concerns and benefits. We all had a great time doing the work and enjoying each others friendship.

We also want to thank Doug DeMor of DCNR for allowing us to help out and prepare the trail for open day of the summer season.

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